Mac Hyde Brownfield Scholarship Program

Maclay “Mac” Hyde (1934-2013) was a pioneering environmental law attorney and real estate developer of polluted, often abandoned brownfield sites. Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental contamination. Mac was an inspiration and a mentor to many in the field of brownfield redevelopment and environmental law. At past ReScape Awards, Mac was remembered through the Mac Hyde Leadership Award. The scholarship now honors Mac’s life and legacy by supporting the next generation of innovative brownfield redevelopment minds. To celebrate Mac Hyde, Minnesota Brownfields offers this scholarship to students pursuing studies in diverse fields related to brownfield redevelopment.

Application instructions are available here. Please download and complete this cover sheet and submit with all application materials to by Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Scholarship Award
  • $2,000 scholarship award
  • Recognition at 2019 ReScape Awards
  • Honorary student membership with Minnesota Brownfields for duration of time as a student
  • Free registration to one Minnesota Brownfields educational forum
Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited Minnesota college or university; and/or a Minnesota resident
  • Pursuing a field of study related to brownfields redevelopment, including:  engineering, earth/environmental sciences, government/public policy, law, business, real estate, public health, economic development
  • Intended career in profession related to community revitalization, environmental quality, or remediation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
  • Recipient is invited and encouraged to attend ReScape Awards Event in November 2019 to receive scholarship
Scholarship Timeline
April, 2019 Application period opens
September 1, 2019 Application period closes

Minnesota Brownfields staff review applications for completeness and share with judging committee

September 2019 Judging committee convenes to select recipient

Minnesota Brownfields staff notify recipient

October 2019 Scholarship recipient featured in Minnesota Brownfields email newsletter
November 2019 Scholarship recipient acknowledged at ReScape Awards Ceremony

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